Christmas is a time to give! A launch ceremony for “Operation Santa Claus 2018”, themed as “Spread some Joy this Christmas”, will be held on 13 November at the Parade Ground, Tai Kwun. 13 good causes that will benefit from this year’s community-wide charity event would also be introduced. Stay tuned.
On Thursday's 123 Show, we're talking about Movember and the Hong Kong Rugby community with Doug Wolfson from HKU Sandy Bay RFC. That's at 1.30. After 2, Billy Clarke, our tech guy, gives us the latest technology news. Finally after 2.30, our reporter Angie Man talks to best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Angie met Cheryl after her first book talk at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival . (1:15pm-3pm, email@example.com, facebook: www.facebook.com/NoreenMirRTHKradio3)
It’s Thursday on Morning Brew, and at 10.10 we welcome back commentator Steve Vines. This week, it seems the cat may be out of the bag, despite frequent official lines to the contrary. In a shock, horror case of blatant interference in internal...etc etc, a US Congressional commission has warned that Hong Kong “is becoming more like any other Chinese city” and is calling for caution in selling sensitive technology to Hong Kong. Join us as always with your comments. At 11.10 we meet American poet Tyehimba Jess, who is the author of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning book Olio. He’s here this week to share the magic at the International Writers’ Workshop. At 11.40, the first of this week’s reports from the Macau Grand Prix with Tim Huxley. We’ll be covering this a lot over the next few days, and we join Tim today for the crucial road testing stage. Dr. Dave the Vet is busy today, and will be back with us next week. There’s a good boy. At 12.10 we’ll give MB wino JC Viens a 5am wake up call in Italy to see what he’s up-to this week. To wrap up today, more musical nonsense... all totally live, mind you... with our in-house composer JUNK!. Join us on Facebook Live. (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
On Thursday's Backchat, how is our Chief Executive doing? With Carrie Lam’s popularity rating on a slight rise in the latest survey, do you think Carrie Lam is getting the job done? After meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping on her visit to Beijing, how will the Government approach Carrie Lam national security issues? How much support is there from the Legislative Council lately? What about Article 23? Will CS Matthew Cheung be replaced ? How hard will the CE push forward the Lantau reclamation project?
After 9.20, the death of the veteran politician SY Chung.
The latest economic data shows growth in two of the world’s largest economies turning negative in the third quarter. Germany’s economy shrank for the first time in three years by an annualised 0.8%. In Japan, economic growth declined by an annualised 1.2% in the third quarter.
In China, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed retail sales on the mainland slowing sharply, with the pace of growth close to an 18-year low. Investment into real estate also slowed further, and property sales contracted for the second straight month. .
The UK cabinet has reluctantly approved the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement negotiated between Britain and the EU, with at least 9 government ministers speaking against the proposal. Prime Minister Theresa May says it’s the “best deal that could have been negotiated” and it was in the national interest. Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, said “decisive progress” had been achieved. However, it must now be ratified by the UK parliament with many conservative MPs threatening to vote it down. Leading Brexiteers are reportedly calling for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister and a leadership challenge. The IMF has warned that a no deal Brexit could cost the UK economy about 6% of GDP. That’s four years of economic growth.
Chinese gaming and messaging app giant Tencent has posted profit growth that beat all analysts’ forecasts. But most of that came from a huge one time gain on investments whilst revenue grew at its slowest pace in three years.
On today’s Money Talk we have with us Patrick Bennett of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and David Roche from Independent Strategy. We also look at what’s happening in the oil market with Neil Beveridge, Senior Oil Analyst for Sanford Bernstein.
Congratulations to our popular colleague Steve James, who’s been declared top on-air personality in the main Asia-wide broadcasting awards, the ABU Prizes. Steve has been hailed as number one for his weekday afternoon show by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – which has a network of members that can reach 3 billion people across the region! It’s great recognition for Steve, who’s been with Radio 3 for the past 17 years. As well as hosting his show, The Steve James Afternoon Drive – to give it its full title – with its comic social observations, parody songs and social media engagement, he’s also the producer of Vintage Chart Toppers, and works his magic on lots of the Radio 3 trails and theme tunes that you hear every day. In all, RTHK won four top prizes in the seven radio categories – an unprecedented success – the others coming in the documentary, news reporting and community service announcement sections.
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival is back - and RTHK Radio 3 is proud to be the broadcast partner once again. The festival will run from November 2 to 11, 2018. The Radio 3 team will be talking to renowned authors from around the world about their books and their passion for writing. We'll also be attending festival events and bringing you the highlights. Don't miss it!
Happy Listening! Enjoy Reading!
Broadcasting Workshop Series 2018/19 school year
Hi Teentimers, we’re running the Broadcasting Workshop Series again in this school year 2018/2019. DJs, producers, and a technical support team from RTHK Radio 3 will arrange on-campus training and give you all-round guidance on creativity and delivery.
What you need to do is to send your audio demo (under 3 minutes, 128kbps) echoing our theme – Local Hidden Gem via your school together with the nomination form (Download the form HERE ) to email@example.com. Ten selected schools will then be invited to attend a *Broadcasting 101 Workshop, and send us another demo with a new theme to win a tailor-made on-campus training session plus a guided tour of RTHK and in-studio experience. You’ll also have a chance to get your work aired on RTHK Radio 3’s Teen Time.
Deadline: 31 January 2019
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